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@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.


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#4421 Detour

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

And Detour, got a Blind Master, Alley Viper, and Dark Ninja if you'd like them.

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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:55 AM

Don't suppose anyone can help me snap up an Ultimate Duke and an Ultimate Roadblock?


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

Painting her mountaineer suit's pattern onto the more vintage-style body was kind of a doofy move.

Surely they could've done something else. Use parts from Resolute Scarlett and ROC female figures? Or hell, even make up a costume like they did with Cobra Commander and Joe Colton?

 

Eh, if they made up a costume entirely we'd be mad because it looked nothing like the movie. And I don't think any other frankenstining would have done much good - there's the club version for that.

 

I didn't realize for quite some time they had used the Exclusive Jinx body the paint was so good. Even finally getting it in hand, I think it works remarkably well. I imagine it was a case of "figure out how to use something we already have or nothing".

 

Anyway, I may have to make a run to another Tuesday Morning to see if I can track down an extra Flint/Duke/Night Viper just for kicks.


 
 
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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:52 AM

 

Eh, if they made up a costume entirely we'd be mad because it looked nothing like the movie.

I wouldn't. I'd be happy that the version would have some coherence instead.

 

Besides, Colton, Lady Jaye and all of Wave 1 also looked nothing like how they appeared in the movie, yet most of the complaints I've seen there were more about the hindered articulation of some of em.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

We apparently got like 3 or 4 cases of the newest Retaliation Joes at TRU yesterday.  I scored 3 Night Vipers for friends.  I want to go back and get 2 Alley Vipers for myself once I get paid this week.

 

I want the Firefly w/Mini HISS, but by the time I got to Tuesday Morning, they only had 3 figures left.  :/

 

I would also like a Flint...which I realize may no longer be available anywhere.  If anyone has an extra and wants to trade for anything I can get at TRU, it would be welcome.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

Picked up Yellow Jinx at my local TRU - no Blind Masters unfortunately, but no biggie.

 

Also, I can confirm that the Ultimate wave is at Tuesday Morning. Found Ultimate SE/SS and the Roadblock and Firefly w/mini HISS for five bucks each.

 

I think I can get you a Blindmaster.  Any chance you can get me that FF w/mini HISS and maybe one other figure?  I need to look up what the ones you listed look like...

 

 

BTW, I now have an extra Nightviper up for grabs. :thumbsup



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

If you're looking for an Ultimate Flint, I'll gladly trade one to you for the Night Viper.

He's MOC, although the card kind of curves on the upper right portion.  But if you're going to open him, there shouldn't be any issues.



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:07 AM

Woo-hoo! Finally got myself a Night Viper.

 

lastmaximal, also got a Jinx if you'd like her.

 

And Detour, got a Blind Master, Alley Viper, and Dark Ninja if you'd like them.

 

Yes, dude, yes!

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Thanks!

 

 Oh, and Onyx, I can get you a Firefly and Flint if you need them [and if that Night Viper is still up for grabs :D]


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:14 AM

So wait.... Tuesday Mornings is a national chain?

 

I never even new it existed until last tuesday.

 

Hope they get more in, so I can get another RB to replace the triggers.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:21 AM

So wait.... Tuesday Mornings is a national chain?

 

I never even new it existed until last tuesday.

Would you say you didn't know it existed until last....Tuesday Morning?  :D  ;)

 

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:24 AM

I wanna get Retaliation Jinx mostly for her wicked sweet arsenal,

Just be aware that the arsenal they included wasn't the planned one and doesn't really fit in the case very well. My interest level plummeted when I found out about that. :(



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:38 AM

I'd like to find a Night Viper.  I've seen a few Jinxes and one Blind Master (that... is a really doofy looking figure), but I think someone got there long before me otherwise.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

I've been getting super-excited for that Marauder Kickstarter.  There have been two anonymous donors that each matched $5K worth of donations, and as a result a whole slew of stretch goals have been reached.  I'm planning on getting 4 of each of the 5 figure types released thus far.

 

Oddly enough, I think I'm more excited for the blue security figure than even the black ops one.  I think those guys will be hanging out with Shockwave in the blue ROC RHINO.

 

And if things couldn't get any better, I just got an update that all donors at the Lieutenant level or above will receive 1 limited edition skull balaclava.

*squee*

 

Anyway, thanks to MrBlud for pointing this out.  Is it December, yet?

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:55 PM

Sorry for the double post, but anyone wanting Ultimate Firefly, Amazon has him for $10.50 with free shipping on orders over $35.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:03 PM

Sorry for the double post, but anyone wanting Ultimate Firefly, Amazon has him for $10.50 with free shipping on orders over $35.

 

Hm. Guess that answer my "should I sell my FF or use him for custom fodder" dilemma.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

I liked Ultimate FF - mainly for the HISS Scout, but also because if you slap the Retaliation unmasked FF head on him, he looks pretty swank.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

He's perfectly fine, and I won't overly mind using him as someone else.

 

But after the 3-pack Firefly that preceded it, it was, shall we say, "Furmanism to requirements".


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:39 PM



He's perfectly fine, and I won't overly mind using him as someone else.

 

But after the 3-pack Firefly that preceded it, it was, shall we say, "Furmanism to requirements".

 

Aye, but this is why I used my single carded Firefly for parts with some spare parts to make some Cobra Patrol-men.

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:43 PM

Been thinking. 

 

From 2000 to 2002, we had Joe vs. Cobra and Action Force vs. Cobra-themed Micro Machines. As this early promotional image of the 2000 North American assortment shows, the vehicles were somewhat randomly selected from what Galoob had available at the time; subsequent waves were even more random in their selection. 

 

Based on what vehicles Hasbro / Galoob had back in 2004/5 when they last did the line, however, if they took a little bit of extra time they could no doubt put together an assortment using vehicles that at least paralleled what we had in the actual Joe line. 

 

If they were to do that, would anyone go for it? If nothing else, there appears to be a small but firm market for micro-scale vehicles again, what with the Trash Pack stuff and a few other brands around. 



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

Hey! A half decent idea :p

 

I'm all for more micro-lines.  As is, it continues to surprise me that Hasbro has continued to let Micro Machines wither in its vault.  As a kid, stuff like like Dino-Riders and Micro Machines were HUGE to me, and it saddens me to see such novel ideas languish in the past.  If nothing else, I'd be interested to see Hasbro revisit the Micro Machines with a broader range of brands (considering what Hasbro has access to as far as brands go).

 

All things considered, I still think the only way for GI Joe to maintain the vehicle focus collectors want so badly would be to transition to a minifigure format (but WAY better executed than what Sigma Six did)





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